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Simply Cook – A Recipe Box With A Twist

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July 29, 2017

Today, I am reviewing Simply Cook, a different type of recipe box from the others I have reviewed so far - Gousto, Hello Fresh, Mindful Chef.
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Graze: Snacks by Post

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July 26, 2017

I've just given Graze another try. Back in 2013, I took up their "first box free" offer, but it turned into a bit of a hash. The free box never turned up, and Graze's only response was to offer me a box at half-price. This didn't fill me with joy, so I cancelled my new...
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Everdine: The Story Continues

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June 2, 2017
Black Bean Chili Burrito

So, not a bad meal yet. Rather than creating new posts for every meal I cook and snap, I’m just going to post the next few pictures here, so anyone interested can see how the meals turn out. This was the Black Bean Chili Burrito. 40 minutes in the oven, and very tasty. This...
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Everdine: Jerk Chicken With Pineapple Salsa

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June 1, 2017

Another Everdine meal, and another success. Chicken was well cooked; rice was nice and separated, not sticky; salsa added a nice sweet acidic touch. I placed my Everdine order to see what they were like, but with no great plan in mind. However, today, looking for a quick lunch, I realised that many of...
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Everdine: Morrocan Chicken Tagine

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May 29, 2017

My first Everdine frozen meal. Straight out of the freezer, into the microwave - 8 minutes with a stir half-way through; and 1 minute to stand.
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Everdine (frozen prepared meals)

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May 27, 2017

Everdine are a food-by-mail company, but they supply frozen prepared meals, all ready to go in the oven or microwave.
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HelloFresh – Recipe Box

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December 12, 2016

So, another week, another recipe box scheme. This week it is the turn of HelloFresh. I hesitated over trying them as, unlike Gousto and Mindful Chef, they only offer 5 different recipes a week, which means if you are on their 5 meal plan, there is no choice; and even on the 3 meal...
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Gousto delivery number 2

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October 5, 2016

The contents of today’s box.
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Mindful Chef

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September 26, 2016

This is the second of the recipe boxes I am trying – Mindful Chef. After my experience with Gousto (which was totally satisfactory regarding what they supplied, but fell down in my execution of their recipes), I decided to wait until this week, when I was on holiday and had plenty of time. Mindful...
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Gousto – Recipe Box Review

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September 10, 2016

As I mentioned, the other day, this week I am trying a recipe box from Gousto. The box I am reviewing contains 3 different meals, each with two portions; it sells for £34.99, but I am taking advantage of a £25 discount, giving it to me for 9.99. The idea of these boxes appeals...
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